[IAEP] [support-gang] How do I nominate Luke Faraone to run for Sugar Labs Oversight Board?

Holt holt at laptop.org
Thu Sep 16 18:13:01 EDT 2010

5) Noting my own platform has not changed since a year ago:


Rome was not built in a day.  However this coming year I will also be 
urging more and more teachers to self-organize under the banner of 
"Realness Alliance" -- or any other banner, Mel's POSSE work, or 
http://teachersWithoutBorders.org is really cool, etc -- but 
http://Realness.org is the best effort I've personally seen to date to 
giving teachers a powerfully coherent seat at the table of our global 
open education revolution, building a powerfully nonpartisan network of 
teachers allied with OLPC/Sugar but that goes even beyond.  We're all 
teachers after all, all 7 billion of us -- and the fact that people like 
Sameer Verma and I have just induced possibly almost 100 such 
LESS-technical-but-just-as-GENUINE-contributors to attend 
http://olpcSF.org/CommunitySummit2010 in late October (the biggest 
community/volunteer summit in the history of our young movement) is 
proof this promising strategy's finally going somewhere -- do join us 
for the ride :)

Holt wrote:
> 1) This is complex as Luke's coordinating the election as I understand 
> it, but I want to make sure he's given a fair/open/transparent shot 
> (without conflict of interest) should he decide to run for office 
> himself, as I (*) strongly believe he should.
> Not sure his own opinion of course, but there has been no more stellar 
> OLPC/Sugar volunteer over the past 3 years, conscientiously supporting 
> learners worldwide at almost every level, including fixing their 
> hardware, ethically running a business -- and perhaps most important 
> resolving disputes peaceably, and diplomatically.
> I gather the guy's still in high school too and busy applying to 
> universities, which might also an issue I suppose, Luke? :)
> 2) I just created the page 
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/2010-2011-candidates to 
> encourage more candidates to run, and could easily add 5 others to the 
> list-of-the-willing, but please if folks could help take this very 
> seriously editing that (without too many write-in candidates ;) as I 
> don't want to be the only one!!!
> 3) Everyone please remember to email members at sugarlabs.org by Oct 1 if 
> you want to vote in Sugar Labs' annual election, which you SHOULD do if 
> you are participating in our effort -- remember there's a $20 fine in 
> Australia if you don't vote -- and yes Please be as vain^h^h^h^hproud as 
> possible including a list of your Learning/Sugar-related contributions 
> in the email :)
> 4) Watch this grow http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/Members/List :)

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